Base Camp: The Starting Place for Newcomers
July 24th, 2018
Base Camp equips newcomers to connect into our church community, engage with our living theology, and find their place in our mission to unleash courageous love in Northern Colorado and beyond. If you are a newcomer or are seeking a place to renew, Base Camp should be your first step.
Outdoor Yoga and Mindfulness - Spiritual Practices in Nature
July 28th - August 25th, 2018
Join us this Summer for Outdoor Yoga and Mindfulness on the Foothills lawn! Led by Eleanor VanDeusen - Director of Family Ministry
4th Saturdays in June, July and August from 8:30 - 9:45 am
We will do seated and standing yoga poses and mindfulness activities to develop kindness, focus and calm. Adults and children are welcome!
Family Nature Hike & Games! - Spiritual Practices in Nature
July 29th, 2018
Family Nature Hike and Games - led by church member and Master Naturalist Tim Weinmann
Sunday, July 29 11:20 - 2:00 pm at Red Fox Meadows Natural Area.
Meet at the parking on S Taft Hill, about a block south of Prospect.
Bring a sack lunch, we will picnic, hike and then play some nature games!
Don't miss the fun
New-ish to Foothills Lunch Out at MOD Pizza
August 5th, 2018
Are you New-ish to Foothills?
Anyone attending worship at 10 am is likely to have lunch on their mind by the time the service is over. Come feed body and soul with other UU's at MOD Pizza (on the corner of Shields and Center Streets, near the discount theater) anytime after 11:15 on the first Sunday of each month. Go through the line, order your personalized pizza or salad, and come find us!
Tai Chi Chih in the Park - Spiritual Practices in Nature
August 11th, 2018
Tai Chi Chih in the park is led by church members Lisa Stroyan and Dorian Tippet
We met the 2nd Saturdays of June, July & August, 10:00 - 11:00 am at Rolland Moore Park
Take Rolland Moore Drive west from Shields and follow it all the way through the park. We'll be at the very end parking lot, to the right under the trees. Look for Lisa's blue "T'ai Chi Chih" sign along the drive. The end parking lot includes three handicap spots and it's a very short walk to the shaded area. If you need a chair, bring one and we will help you carry it over. In case of variable weather, we'll practice under a pavilion if available.
Learn more about our ongoing T'ai Chi Chih Group at Foothills Unitarian Church at foothillsuu.org/groups
Group Link: Find your people.
August 15th, 2018
Foothills is a big church, but we know that deep transformation happens in small places. Why? Because it's through meaningful relationships that we grow.
If you want to grow, intentional relationships with people who have the same goal is a good place to start. This is why we are starting Gather Groups. Small groups of 8-12 people committed to deep relationships and growth in faith as Unitarian Universalists, and becoming a caring community.
Want relationships that go beyond small talk?
Come to Group Link where you will be guided through the process of joining a Gather Group.
GroupLink is a three-hour event where you can meet people with the goal of forming a Gather Group. A host and plenty of staff members and volunteers will be on hand to help you navigate the process of meeting others and forming a group.
When you register to attend GroupLink, we’ll match you with an initial connection group comprised of people who have similar group preferences. If the logistics of this group work for you, great! If they don’t work for you, volunteers will help you find a different group. We don't assign you to a group. You come to GroupLink to meet others and decide which group you would like to join.
Groups will meet weekly for about 8 weeks after GroupLink in members homes, at a time that works for everyone. After that, the group will decide if they want to continue. It's a try it before you buy it type experience.
August 31st - September 3rd, 2018
Our annual Church Retreat at the Buckhorn Camp will be held on Labor Day weekend, Friday August 31st, 4:00 pm through Monday September 3rd, 1:00 pm. REGISTER TODAY! Registration closes on Friday, August 24th.
Accommodations offered include -
*Rustic cabins with bunk beds and private bathrooms,
*Shared dorms with shared bathrooms,
*Tent camping with shared bathrooms.
2 or 3 night options are available with Friday evening or Saturday afternoon arrival.
If your family is fewer than 5 people you may be asked to share a cabin - please indicate a roommate preference. We offer a special discounted price for high school youth staying in our youth dorms. Unaccompanied youth are welcome to attend.
Three delicious meals per day are included in the retreat fee.
Dietary restrictions and food allergies can be accommodated.
The retreat includes a variety of fun and immersive experiences, all designed to deepen your connections to Foothills and our mission of unleashing courageous love. The weekend includes workshops, small groups, hikes, games and silliness, campfires, and beautiful outdoor worship services.
NEW THIS YEAR - We will have a musician in residence for the retreat! Her name is Judy Fjell and you can read about her here. https://www.judyfjell.com/1/index.htm?
You can participate in lots of group activities or just kick back and relax, most are included, a few can be added for a small fee. Buckhorn is great for families, with children, youth love it and it is also a wonderful way for adults of all ages to make connections in the Foothills Community and deepen your UU faith .
The Buckhorn camp is located up Rist Canyon less than an hour from Fort Collins. You will receive a retreat packet one week before the retreat with a packing list, directions and everything you need to know to prepare for a great weekend.
Scholarships are available - contact Eleanor VanDeusen - Director of Family Ministry at email@example.com to request a scholarship.
Come join us to get away and come together at the Buckhorn Camp!
Enneagram Workshop with Holly Huere
September 15th, 2018
Enneagram Workshop - an opportunity for self exploration - open to all and of special interest to current and future leaders.
Through the Enneagram participants learn how to become free from the limitations of their habitual patterns,
so that they can experience the potential and expansiveness of their true nature.
Presenter: Holly Heuer
* light snacks will be served.
Holly Heuer is an ordained Presbyterian minister, a certified Enneagram Instructor with the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Institute, and a spiritual director in private practice. She has ten years of experience working with individuals, couples, and church groups using the wisdom of the Enneagram as a guide for accelerating self-knowledge and creating sustainable life changes. Holly is a student in the Ridhwan School, where she continues to explore her own journey of self-discovery. She lives in Denver with her husband.